Information Assurance Concentration

The Information Assurance concentration is intended for students who wish to specialize in the security aspects of the computer science field. The concentration focuses on fundamental principles, worked examples, theory, and skills necessary to analyze, design, and construct secure information systems. These courses address the fundamental technologies, policy, assurance, an ethics involved in the protection of the information systems. Hands-on experience is gained through numerous laboratory exercised associated with each course.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (9 hours)

CIST 3600Information Security and Policy

3

CIST 4360Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Electives Courses (9 hours)

This list of electives is not exhaustive. Students can take other relevant courses as electives under approval of the Computer Science undergraduate program committee.

IASC 4450/IASC 8456Host-Based Vulnerability Discovery

3

CIST 4540Computer Security Management

3

And

CIST 4370Security Administration

3

Or

CIST 4350Technical Systems Administration

3

And

CSCI 4560Number Theory & Cryptography

3

Or

Total Credit Hours:9

(Note: CSCI majors may complete the above concentration and apply selected courses towards the area of Core Extension.)